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Old 04-10-2002, 10:31 AM   #1681
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Will the lola body work with the stock front tower?
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Old 04-10-2002, 10:34 AM   #1682
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Will the lola body work with the stock front tower?
yes, but you need to make the body shell taller !

I used to chop down the stock shock tower and make the body shell sits lower
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Will the lola body work with the stock front tower?
No!! You normally have to cut down the stock tower leaving just the lowest hole.......it's less painful being just plastic!
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yes, but you need to make the body shell taller !
haha...thats an alternative approach!!!!!
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Old 04-10-2002, 10:36 AM   #1685
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Thanks Manticore & dtm. I have a lola on order. I still use the plastic shock towers so it will be less painful
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LOL, they are on there so I can mount my rear view mirrors on them.
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Old 04-10-2002, 01:06 PM   #1687
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Does anyone have a good diff setup for the MTX-2. The rear end is all over the place. I mostly run foams, but sometimes I race at tracks where foams are not allowed. Here is what I'm currently running:

Front:
Light Blue Spring
80 wt shock oil
2nd hole from the bottom (Shock Tower)
Diff - 30,000
Sway-bar - Softest setting

Rear:
Silver Spring
40 Wt shock oil
2nd hole from bottom (Shock Tower)
Diff - 5,000
Sway-bar (None)

I run on tight tracks that have high bite and on 1/8 scale size tracks with high bite (Crystal Park)
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Old 04-10-2002, 01:48 PM   #1688
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What tires? That's a pretty important part of your setup too. Try standing up your front shocks all the way and laying your rear shocks down all the way. That should give you push. If not, go with some harder tires up front and/or softer tires in back.
Then you can start laying the front shocks down one position at a time and standing the rear shocks up one position at a time until you get the balance you're looking for.
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Old 04-10-2002, 02:00 PM   #1689
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Does anyone have a good diff setup for the MTX-2. The rear end is all over the place. I mostly run foams, but sometimes I race at tracks where foams are not allowed. Here is what I'm currently running:

Front:
Light Blue Spring
80 wt shock oil
2nd hole from the bottom (Shock Tower)
Diff - 30,000
Sway-bar - Softest setting

Rear:
Silver Spring
40 Wt shock oil
2nd hole from bottom (Shock Tower)
Diff - 5,000
Sway-bar (None)

I run on tight tracks that have high bite and on 1/8 scale size tracks with high bite (Crystal Park)
If you are running at Crystal then look a few pages back I have my set up posted there and it works good!
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Old 04-10-2002, 03:40 PM   #1690
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What tires? That's a pretty important part of your setup too. Try standing up your front shocks all the way and laying your rear shocks down all the way. That should give you push. If not, go with some harder tires up front and/or softer tires in back.
Then you can start laying the front shocks down one position at a time and standing the rear shocks up one position at a time until you get the balance you're looking for.


I'm currently using 45 shores 26mm in the front and 42 shores 30mm in the rear. I've heard conflicting views on the shock position, I was told that if you stood the shcocks up then they would provide more traction, but you're telling me to lay them down????
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Default If you are running at Crystal then look a few pages back I have my set up posted ther

I have gone back 5 pages and I can't find a Crystal Park setup, do you mind reposting it.
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What toe and camber are you running in the rear? Try 2.5 toe in and 2 to 2.5 camber (each side).

Is the back sliding on throttle and/or off throttle?

Run as little droop as you can if the track is smooth. Is the track sprayed?

Contrary to popular belief from my experience with this car, the silver spring is too soft. I'm using blue all around.
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What toe and camber are you running in the rear? Try 2.5 toe in and 2 to 2.5 camber (each side).
Sydewinder, I'm using 2 to 2.5 rear toe and I using 2degrees of camber all the way around. The rear end comes around on throttle. What is your take on the shock position on the shock tower, does lowering it decrease traction on the end you're making the changes to? Also do you think the purple springs are to soft?
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I've heard conflicting views on the shock position, I was told that if you stood the shcocks up then they would provide more traction, but you're telling me to lay them down????

It is the other way around! Lay the shock all the way down will give you more traction but more body roll. Stand it up will give you less body roll but less grip as well!
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It is the other way around! Lay the shock all the way down will give you more traction but more body roll. Stand it up will give you less body roll but less grip as well!

Thanks, AH10, I'll give it a shot. This car is so difficult to setup compared to some of the other cars I've had. It either understeers or oversteers.
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